Apologises for the lack of posts lately! Things have been pretty crazy and will probably just get crazier so all things dolly related have taken a bit of a backseat.
My dolly buying ban has been going strong. Still no purchases of anything dolly related (or otherwise really) since early April – although I must admit a Lego Movie Miss UniKitty kit did come home with me recently – it was the last one in the store and on sale, obviously it was meant to be! Anyway besides that one little purchase I am totally still on (in?) the wagon.
Thankfully even with this spending ban I have a few outstanding orders from late last year that had yet to arrive and I finally, FINALLY recieved the shipping notice for my basic Lati Yellow girls last week – WOOT! They were picked up from the post office this morning and I’m hoping to get a chance to open them either tonight or tomorrow. Now these girls were ordered on November 1 2013 so I feel like they have been a long time coming – pretty much exactly 6 months – I don’t think I’ve ever waited this long for anything before!
I’m hoping to get a chance to share my new girls with you this weekend – I’m especially excited by my Basic Lumi who is pretty much the doll that started it all!
Stay tuned 🙂
If I were not on a total dolly buying ban my next purchase would definitely be a Tiny Remy.
For those of you who have never seen this little cutie before she is a 16cm tiny BJD from Darak with the most adorable little face and the cutest freckles.
Photo from Darak – click to go to their site!
I love her big eyes and her smiley mouth!
One thing that is very interesting is that in most owner photos you will see that she has a couple of visible front teeth however in all Darak photos that I can find they are suspiciously missing – even to the point where I suspect some photoshopping going on. For example this:
Her mouth area looks a little…pixelated
I think I prefer without the teeth personally but I don’t think that’s actually an option.
So Tiny Remy comes in 3 shades – white, natural and tan – their tan looks similar to the Fairyland tan based on their photos. Oh and their tan Remy clearly shows her teeth!
Even though they have pictures of a Type A and Type B body on their site I have asked and only the Type A body is available. This is the basic option without the extra torso joint so it looks similar to a Lati doll.
Also cutest photo ever:
So I will be spending my Easter long weekend exercising my self-control!
Hope everyone is having a lovely Easter (if you celebrate it).
P.S As I don’t actually own a Tiny Remy please note that all photos in this blog post have been taken from the Darak site 🙂
As of yesterday I am on a complete dolly ban! *GASP*
Now I haven’t decided whether this includes things like dolly wigs/clothes and other accessories but if it doesn’t my spending will still be fairly limited (I hope) although with my brilliant self control I wouldn’t be surprised if I end up with more dolls than ever this month.
What this mostly means is that unless Latidoll get around to actually shipping the dolls I have on order you won’t be seeing many new dolls on this blog in the coming months but you will hopefully see more of my current collection!
I have also re-discovered that with the cooler temperature come daylight savings which means by the time I get home from work it is literally pitch black outside and my photography using lights still leaves a lot to be desired so I’m going to try and be a lot more productive during the weekends – but since the light in my dolly room is the best during early mornings…that’s going to be tough.
Anyway recently I discovered an eBay seller who had some very very cute Pukifee fur wigs for an insane price (approx $4.50AUD with free shipping) and since it was so cheap I decided to try it out.
Enter the new look Amy:
I am pretty impressed by this $4.50 wig! It’s not hemmed or anything but I do like that it’s not super poofy every where and it has a very natural look to it. I mean come on – it was $4.50! It fits nicely over a silicone wig cap and can be styled quite easily (within reason) with a dolly hairbrush – I find my old Monster High brushes work perfectly on a whole variety of wigs.
The wig arrived really really fast but oddly enough I actually ordered 2 wigs and they were shipped separately…and the second one hasn’t arrived yet…I should probably message the seller about that. I have since ordered a bunch more so hopefully they work as well as this one does.
If you want to check these wigs out on eBay just do a quick search for Pukifee Wig – there aren’t that many other wigs for sale anywhere near that price 🙂
I also spent Sunday night procrastinating about going to bed by giving Winnie some new, more natural eyelashes, new glass eyes and a new hairdo:
Isn’t she just the cutest?! I’m really liking my AQ16 doll more and more.
Even dollhouses need renovating sometimes!
The bottom floor of my dollhouse was just too yellow for my liking with it’s yellow wallpaper and supposedly ‘cream’ but mostly yellow carpets. It made the poor dolls look really washed out and well…yellow.
I ordered some new wallpaper recently after looking through paaaages and paaaages of eBay listings and finally got around to changing it over!
Old yellow room
While the renovations were going on I had to move all the girls up to the higher floors together-
I love how they look all squished together although it really brings home how many dolls I have – this is an old photo too, since then more have arrived!
Did everyone see the new Fairyland event that just started?
I (and a lot of others) were hoping for a rerun of tan Pukifees but alas it was not meant to be – my dream Tan Flora and Vanilla remain out of my reach – instead Fairyland have release two new Pukifee sculpts!
We have Pukifee Dony:
And Pukifee Cony:
Both girls are available as full sets or as basics – click the pictures to go straight to the Fairyland site (where the photos are from!).
I think it’s interesting where Fairyland have taken these girls, to me they seem very very different to all the other Pukifees in that their faceup is quite dramatic and sophisticated, especially for a doll that essentially portrays a 5-6 year old child. Dony especially has very dark eye makeup and very done up lips however she is my favourite of the two, I think I would prefer her much more with darker eyebrows though.
So I haven’t decided if I’m going to order Dony – while I do like her I’m not getting the overwhelming NEED to own her like some of my other Pukifees. I do admit I have trouble resisting something new and shiny so I might cave before the ordering period is up.
Fairyland are also offering these bonuses during their event period (taken straight from their news¬ices):
2. Event Gift Options
A. $250 or above : Hat for pukipuki/realpuki (BW resin)
B. $350 or above : PukiFee faceplate (NS or BW)
C. $450 or above : Little Fee faceplate (NS or BW)
D. $650 or above: MiniFee head (NS or BW)
E. $1500 or above: a + b + c + d (NOTE: “sp” gift is NOT included with “e” gift set option)
SP. $800 or above: Moe Line Boy one-piece type torso (NOTE: this gift cannot be selected with other gift options)
No news on what these free faceplates will look like but do note that there is an up to 30 business day delay on current orders – on top of the already long 50 (?) business days processing time – basically be prepared for a loooooooong wait.
Either way I can’t wait to start seeing these new girls around 🙂